fb pixel

Log In

Reset Password

Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 24, 1920 Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Nov. 24, 1920 Continued


Last night Coach Klum put the finishing touches on the Medford high school football squad preparing them for their championship tangle with the husky Granite City eleven on the Ashland grid, Thanksgiving day. The outcome of this game will virtually determine the Southern Oregon title and local interest here is running high. It is difficult to dope out any predictions as to the outcome of Thursday’s contest, but all indications point to a game similar to the last Medford-Ashland game, fast, hard and close. Medford will enter the field somewhat crippled by the loss of four regular men, Stockam, Merriman, Singler and Baughman. Merriman’s place will be filled by Sherwood, who has been on the shelf most of the season with a bad leg and there is a possibility that Singler and Baughman will play part of the game. Although the Ashlanders will have the advantage of playing on their home field, local adherents are confident that the Medford men can overcome the handicap by a superior brand of football.

Captain “Irish” Coleman of the local team says “We are not going into the game tomorrow with the idea that we have Ashland beaten, but we will go in determined to fight harder than any team from Medford has ever fought before.”

Coach Klum will make no predictions as to the outcome of the big game, but expects a touch scrap and a big comeback on the part of the Ashlanders. It is understood that he has some surprises to pull in the Thanksgiving day mix and rumors come from Ashland that the red and white men will have some new twists of the game to spring. Undoubtedly it will be an interesting game from the sidelines and a large crowd is expected to witness it.

The probably line up which will start the game for Medford will be: Rawlings, center; Sherwood and Franklin, guards; Mansfield and Prescott, tackles; Young and Coleman, ends; Watson and Irvine, halfbacks; Payne, fullback and Vance, quarter.


An extra added attraction for the boxing bouts at the Nat Friday night will be a ten-round contest between Mr. “Acey” Martin and Mr. “Shine” Edwards. The fracas is a result of long years of agitation of the first named gent by the last name gent. Both battlers have posted $100 that they will crawl into the arena. The party of the first part and the party of the second part are well known in these parts. It will be something of a grudge fight that will be a close second to the main event for interest.

Mr. Martin asserts that after the battle, Mr. Edwards will no longer shine. Mr. Edwards asserts that Mr. Martin will be deuce about that time.

The arrangements for this bout were made Tuesday afternoon.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

News from 100 years ago